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  • A long shot across fields of Ardbeg distillery with the sea and hills in the distance
    Ardbeg Distillery, south coast of the island of Islay
  • Bowmore jetty, looking across to the distillery, Islay
    Bowmore jetty, looking across to the distillery, Islay
  • Looking along the coastal distillery buildings and jetty with hills in the background
    Bunnahabhain Distillery on the south coast of Islay
  • A row of barrels at Springbank Distillery, Campbeltown
    Springbank Distillery, Campbeltown

Discover the home of Scotland's whisky coast where historic distilleries produce Scotland's national drink and unique beers and ales are brewed. Whether you want to enjoy a dram overlooking the region's rugged coast, or learn more about the distillation or brewing process on a behind the scenes tour, the drink attractions in Argyll & The Isles can offer all this and more.


With 14 distilleries across the region, it's little wonder that whisky lovers are so spoilt for choice when they visit Argyll & The Isles. From the peaty notes of Islay whiskies to the distinctive flavours of Mull, Jura, Oban and Campbelltown, where better to enjoy Scotland's national drink. Learn more about the distilleries in the area..

Beers and ales

As well as the wonderful whisky coast, Argyll & The Isles also produces many fine craft ales. Sample quality ales such as Avalanche and Holly Daze from the independent Fyne Ales at Cairndow or try the wonderfully named Puggled Stout from Oban Bay Brewery. The two-and-a-half hour ferry ride from Oban will take you to the tiny island of Colonsay which is home to the world’s smallest island brewery, where you can sample delicious beers and ales.

It may be better know for its whisky, but the Isle of Islay is also home to Islay Ales, the only brewery on the island. Don't miss the excellent selection of handcrafted ales including the award-winning Black Rock Ale.

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  1. Inverawe Smokehouses


    Smokeries & Smokehouses



    Traditional family run smokery, fishery and country park, close to Taynuilt and Oban.

  2. Laphroaig Distillery




    Port Ellen

    See where the world’s most richly flavoured whisky is produced in the Isle of Islay.

  3. Gradings

    Craignure & South Mull

    This 5 day itinerary is perfect for foodies who want to experience Scotland’s natural larder and taste some delicious local food and drink, taking you through stunning Highland scenery and over to Scotland’s wild and rugged west coast.

  4. Craignure Producers' Markets


    Farmers Markets & Shops


    Craignure & South Mull

    A small and very friendly monthly producers' market where visitors and locals meet and chat over the best of Mull's local produce. The markets also include a cafe with delicious home made cakes & snacks as well as chef demos showcasing the produce!

  5. Argyll Cruising


    Tour Operators



    Explore the West Coast of Scotland on our Unique Scottish Cruises. Visiting the inlets and islands of Wild Argyll, Arran and the Outer Hebrides with spectacular cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 13 nights.

  6. Gradings

    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum


    Learn about the fascinating life and times of Campbeltown at its superb local history museum.

  7. Gradings


    Scotland’s national drink has been produced at Springbank Whisky Distillers and today it is one of the oldest family-run and owned distilleries in Scotland.

  8. Bowmore Distillery




    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction


    Visit the first recorded distillery on Islay and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland.

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Situated in a small bay near the south coast of Islay near the ruins of Dunyveg Castle, Lagavulin Distillery is thought to be one of the longest established distilleries in the country. Distilling on the site took place as early as 1742 and by the la

  10. Isle of Jura Distillery





    Visit this small distillery located on one of Scotland’s most spectacular but remote islands.


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